Grace Ndiritu

Born in Kenya, 1982 Lives and works in Brussels. www.gracendiritu.com
Biography
2018-2019
Manoeuvre Textiles Atelier, Gent, Belgium
2017-2018
Thalielab, Brussels, Belgium
2017
Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris
2014-2015
Galveston Artist Residency (GAR), Texas
2014
MACBA, Barcelona & L'appartment 22, Morocco - Residency
2013
International Residence Recollets, Paris
2007
Gulbenkian & RSA Residency, BBC Natural History Dept, UK
2004-2006
Delfina Studios, UK Studio Award, London
1998-2000
De Ateliers, Post-grad Residency, Amsterdam
1995-1998
BA (Hons) Textile Art, Winchester School of Art UK
Solo exhibitions
2019
COVERSLUT© # 4 Bellatropica: Global South, De Koer, Gent in collaboration with Manoeuvre
2019
COVERSLUT© # 3 Cult of The Kimono, De Koer, Gent in collaboration with Manoeuvre
2018
A MEAL FOR MY ANCESTORS: HEALING THE MUSEUM, Thalielab Art Foundation, Brussels
2018
COVERSLUT© #2 Psychedelic Movie Night, De Koer, Gent in collaboration with Manoeuvre
2018
COVERSLUT© #1 Launch event, De Koer, Gent in collaboration with Manoeuvre
2017
THE ARK: CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIMENTATION designed by Grace Ndiritu, organized by Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris; with collaborations with The Ark participants
2017
DREAMING THE MUSEUM BACK TO LIFE: THE INNER LIFE OF OBJECTS - (solo performance), Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; MSK Ghent, Belgium and Frac Lorraine, France
2016
A QUEST FOR MEANING - AQFM VOL.7: Bright Young Things, Klowden Mann Gallery, LA
2016
A THERAPEUTIC TOWNHALL MEETING: HEALING THE MUSEUM (solo performance), Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris
2015
A RETURN TO NORMALCY: BIRTH OF A NEW MUSEUM, Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art (Turner Prize Season)
2015
A QUEST FOR MEANING - AQFM VOL. 5: Mindless Optimism, Klowden Mann, Paris Photo LA
2015
THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS: HEALING THE MUSEUM (solo performance), Galveston Artist Residency Gallery, Texas
2014
A QUEST FOR MEANING - AQFM VOL. 4: Post-residencies/Expeditions, L'appartment 22, Rabat
2014
A QUEST FOR MEANING - AQFM VOL. 2: Trash, La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014
SPRING RITES: BIRTH OF A NEW MUSEUM (solo performance), Museum of Modern Art Warsaw
2013
FOR A SHAMANIC CINEMA (solo performance), Centre Pompidou, Paris
2013
WOMEN WHO RUNS WITH WOLVES (solo performance), Musee Chasse & Nature, Paris
2011
THE NIGHTINGALE, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK
2011
GRACE NDIRITU, ICA Film/Video Survey, London
2009
BLOOD SELF, ArtProjx Presents, Prince Charles Cinema, London
2007
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM/STILL LIFE, Chisenhale Gallery, London
2006
UNTITLED RESISTANCE, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, Wales
2006
STILL LIFE The Black Box, ARCO Art Fair (solo booth)
2006
GRACE NDIRITU, Vacio 9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2005
TIME, Delfina Studios, London, UK
2005
GRACE NDIRITU, 51st Venice Biennale, Ikon Gallery & Nuova Icona, Italy
2005
THE NIGHTINGALE, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, UK
Group exhibitions
2018
Home Bodies: Away Team (Part 2), UMOCA, Salt Lake City
2018
The Blue Hour, Capture Photography Festival, Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver
2017
In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2017
Home Bodies: Away Team (Part 1), Blue Roof Studio, Los Angeles
2016
Grace Ndiritu & Nancy Popp, Klowden Mann Gallery, Zona Maco, Mexico City
2015
Island Time, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)
2015
Galveston Artist Residency Gallery, Texas
2014
MAC International Art Prize, Belfast - (AQFM VOL. 3)
2014
New Africa, Kulte Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco
2014
Hide & Seek, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2014
Before Our Eyes, (featuring AQFM VOL. 1) MACBA, Barcelona
2013
Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)
2012
Textiles, Kunst Schloss Untergröningen (KISS), Germany
2012
African Photography, For Whose Eyes?, Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, USA
2012
Synchronicity II, curated by On The Roof, Tiwani Gallery, London
2012
Shifting Cards, Art Cade, Marseilles, France
2012
COTTON: Global Threads, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK
2011
9th Bamako Encounters, African Photography Bienniale, Mali
2011
Synchronicity I, curated by On The Roof, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris
2011
5x5 CASTELLO International Art Prize, Spain (nominated by Marlene Dumas)
2011
Pattern ID Kemper Museum, Kansas, USA
2011
Veiled, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada
2010
Addis Foto Fest 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2010
Events of the Self: Portraiture & Self Identity, Walther Collection, Germany
2010
Curtain Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
2010
Poetics of Colour, Centro Jose Guerrero, Spain
2010
Like Love Part Two/Action, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2010
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA
2009
Identity: An Imagined State, CCA Lagos, Nigeria
2009
Dress Codes: Third Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York
2009
8th Dakar Biennale , IFA Gallery Berlin & Stuttgart
2009
The Fabric of Identity, Brancolinigrimaldi Gallery, Rome
2009
Code Share CAC Vilnius, Lithuania
2008
I am Making Art (The Artist’s body), Centro Huarte de Arte, Spain
2008
Flow, Studio Museum Harlem, New York
2008
Essential Art of African Textiles’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2008
The Poetics of Cloth’ Grey Art Gallery, New York
2008
PrixArs Electronica, Linz, Austria
2008
Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK
2008
8th Dakar Biennale, Dakar, Senegal
2007
Do you see…’ Macagin, Belgrade, Serbia
2007
Video Brasil 16th, Sesc Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007
Untitled Resistance’ LOOP Video Art Festival Barcelona
2007
Video Killed… Domus DA2, Salamanca
2007
Meme Heure...Abbaye de Maubuisson, Paris
2007
I am Making Art (The Artist’s body) Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva
2005
You Made Me Love You, Arnolfini, FACT, CCA Glasgow, Baltic
2004
Perspective Art Prize, Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast
2004
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK
2002
Early Works, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
2000
Buren Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands
2000
Telenic Brussels 2000, Belgium
2000
Kunst 2000, Zurich ICA Fair, Switzerland
2000
To Be Announced and Rita McBride , NAK Kunstverein, Aachen,Germany
2000
Arena Workshop and Rita McBride Kunsthalle Baden Baden Germany
1999
Teleo, Television festival Nantes, France
Awards, grants, residencies (selected)
2014
40 Under 40, Apollo Art Magazine
2014
MAC International Art Prize, Belfast (nomination)
2011
5x5 CASTELLO International Art Prize, Spain
2009
1st prize CENTRE FOR ART & NATURE Landscape Video Prize, Spain
2008
WINNER DAKAR BIENNALE Thamigidi Art Prize
2004
WINNER PERSPECTIVE Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2004
1st prize LEAMINGTON OPEN
Works in collections (selected)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
The Walther Collection, Germany and New York
King Mohammed VI, Morocco
Ulrich Museum, Kansas, USA
Private Collections in USA, Mexico and Europe